KSS Architects

We believe that great architecture can create meaningful + lasting change for our clients, our society, and our world
KSS Architects opens office in New York CityOn the job at @sarahlawrencecollege for a “boulder ballet!” Master craftsmen facilitated the move of several boulders dug up from the site of the Barbara Walters Campus Center. Soon these repurposed beauties will...Being a kid today can be stressful—schedules packed with extracurriculars, constant social media updates, 24/7 access to the news. Rates of anxiety and depression are rising, particularly in young people, and so are...Happy #ThrowbackThursday! We’re taking a look back at the sustainability solutions we put in place at @stocktonuniversity’s LEED Gold Campus Center. From responsible site selection🌲 to stormwater management 💦 to...KSS journeyed to the Golden State for I.CON West to lead an interactive workshop on industrial urban solutions. Partnered with @waremalcomb and @dpsdesign , KSS conceptualized a solution for a struggling industrial...Breaking ground (in more ways than one) • @rutgersu broke ground on a new facility for the Rutgers Center for Adult Autism Services (RCAAS), designed by KSS. The Center, the first of its kind at a higher education...The show will go on! @sarahlawrencecollege’s Remy Theatre is officially open! 🎭 This is the second home for the marble amphitheater, which was built in the 1930s by architect and sculptor Horton O’Neil at his home...Fusing automation into the workplace⚙️💼 . Witness the elegant combination of @alliedbeveragenj corporate needs and logistics technology 📦 that fosters a tailored workplace environment and sustainably powered...We design for impact—what’s more impactful than fighting climate change? KSS has joined the 2030 Commitment, the AIA’s framework for transforming the practice of architecture to ensure all new buildings,...KSS ArchitectsForm + function ✅ Industrial Center T43 embraces its angular site—mimicking the severity of its southeastern edge in a dramatic glass corner—without compromising on functionality. The corner houses office space,...Visionary pragmatist • Sven Schroeter, AIA NCARB has joined KSS Architects as Director of Interior Architecture in Philadelphia. Sven brings to KSS experience and perspective that complement our firm’s focus on...Congratulations, @spectrumnewsgo ! Thank you for featuring our very own @bancroftorg campus in Mt. Laurel and KSS Partner, Merilee Meacock, in an inspiring video and broadening awareness of how to design spaces for...Designed to offer variety and choice—ELS is a language school crafted to enable students to make its space their own. Take a minute to glance through this vibrant institution!  Interior photography by ...SPOTLIGHT: KSS Partners Merilee Meacock and Pamela Rew are featured by the NYREJ covering 2019 Women in Real Estate: Building Services 📰 Each expands on their perspectives on various trends and topics in the...Field trip! KSS recently got out of the office for a trip to McGrory Glass’s solar-powered warehouse and showroom where we experienced in-person the latest and greatest in architectural and decorative glass. Thank...

We Design to Inspire and Delight

Great places bring out the best in us, stir us to aspire to greater heights.  Great design can make a place unforgettable, bring it life with personality, energy, and promise. 

We create places that are gracious in context, and iconic to our clients’ communities.  We design for impact, bringing to life innovative places of learning, commerce and community. 

Innovating in the Intersections

KSS is relentless, fearless in imagining what places can be and how they can function. Yesterday’s solutions can not solve today’s challenges.

We embrace developing the new place that straddles building archetypes, unlocking the potential within the complex program or the challenging context.

What does KSS have brewing in the Bronx? —A new charter school is about to emerge. One that nods toward history in a modern fashion.  Here’s a glimpse into Classical Charter at 757 Concourse Village. Our...April is #WorldAutismMonth. We’re joining @autismspeaks in pledging to increase global understanding and acceptance of people with autism.  At KSS, we are passionate about designing more inclusive environments...Carlisle has struck gold! Liberty at Middlesex has achieved LEED Gold certification 🏆 This 805,000sf distribution center blends the client’s needs with the aesthetic of rural central Pennsylvania resulting in a 40’...Peer into City National Bank in Newark to see how KSS tailored the historic Hahne & Co. Building into a #workplace designed for a forward-thinking financial enterprise! . Photography by @edwardcarusophoto  #newark ...Congratulations to our very own Becker Raab for achieving his #architecture license! He is a go-getter who leads by example and a thoughtful designer. Becker’s enthusiasm is contagious—an absolute delight to work...On the Rise • Congratulations to KSS’s Jordan Mrazik, whose professional and personal work is featured in the Center for Architecture + Design’s “On The Rise: Emerging Firms + Young Architects” exhibition. ...

From Guidance Comes Greatness

Our ideation process is singular in the architecture profession. We are inclusive in our collaborative imagining, and deft in consensus-building. We think like owners, stewarding all resources to the greatest benefit.

Our clients trust us to lead them. And we trust our clients, involving them completely and collaboratively in a uniquely transparent process.

Pennovation houses amazing startups like Aro Biotherapeutics who recently raised $13M to develop a next generation protein drug platform for life-threatening diseases like cancer! #pennovationproud . Check out ...Congratulations to our very own Harrison Werner for receiving his #architecture license! His dedication toward overcoming architectural design challenges and collaborating with clients only scratches the surface to...
We are connected by a common passion to make our clients successful through great design
On the job at @sarahlawrencecollege for a “boulder ballet!” Master craftsmen facilitated the move of several boulders dug up from the site of the Barbara Walters Campus Center. Soon these repurposed beauties will...Being a kid today can be stressful—schedules packed with extracurriculars, constant social media updates, 24/7 access to the news. Rates of anxiety and depression are rising, particularly in young people, and so are...Happy #ThrowbackThursday! We’re taking a look back at the sustainability solutions we put in place at @stocktonuniversity’s LEED Gold Campus Center. From responsible site selection🌲 to stormwater management 💦 to...KSS journeyed to the Golden State for I.CON West to lead an interactive workshop on industrial urban solutions. Partnered with @waremalcomb and @dpsdesign , KSS conceptualized a solution for a struggling industrial...Breaking ground (in more ways than one) • @rutgersu broke ground on a new facility for the Rutgers Center for Adult Autism Services (RCAAS), designed by KSS. The Center, the first of its kind at a higher education...The show will go on! @sarahlawrencecollege’s Remy Theatre is officially open! 🎭 This is the second home for the marble amphitheater, which was built in the 1930s by architect and sculptor Horton O’Neil at his home...Fusing automation into the workplace⚙️💼 . Witness the elegant combination of @alliedbeveragenj corporate needs and logistics technology 📦 that fosters a tailored workplace environment and sustainably powered...We design for impact—what’s more impactful than fighting climate change? KSS has joined the 2030 Commitment, the AIA’s framework for transforming the practice of architecture to ensure all new buildings,...Form + function ✅ Industrial Center T43 embraces its angular site—mimicking the severity of its southeastern edge in a dramatic glass corner—without compromising on functionality. The corner houses office space,...Visionary pragmatist • Sven Schroeter, AIA NCARB has joined KSS Architects as Director of Interior Architecture in Philadelphia. Sven brings to KSS experience and perspective that complement our firm’s focus on...Congratulations, @spectrumnewsgo ! Thank you for featuring our very own @bancroftorg campus in Mt. Laurel and KSS Partner, Merilee Meacock, in an inspiring video and broadening awareness of how to design spaces for...Designed to offer variety and choice—ELS is a language school crafted to enable students to make its space their own. Take a minute to glance through this vibrant institution!  Interior photography by ...SPOTLIGHT: KSS Partners Merilee Meacock and Pamela Rew are featured by the NYREJ covering 2019 Women in Real Estate: Building Services 📰 Each expands on their perspectives on various trends and topics in the...Field trip! KSS recently got out of the office for a trip to McGrory Glass’s solar-powered warehouse and showroom where we experienced in-person the latest and greatest in architectural and decorative glass. Thank...What does KSS have brewing in the Bronx? —A new charter school is about to emerge. One that nods toward history in a modern fashion.  Here’s a glimpse into Classical Charter at 757 Concourse Village. Our...April is #WorldAutismMonth. We’re joining @autismspeaks in pledging to increase global understanding and acceptance of people with autism.  At KSS, we are passionate about designing more inclusive environments...Carlisle has struck gold! Liberty at Middlesex has achieved LEED Gold certification 🏆 This 805,000sf distribution center blends the client’s needs with the aesthetic of rural central Pennsylvania resulting in a 40’...Peer into City National Bank in Newark to see how KSS tailored the historic Hahne & Co. Building into a #workplace designed for a forward-thinking financial enterprise! . Photography by @edwardcarusophoto  #newark ...Congratulations to our very own Becker Raab for achieving his #architecture license! He is a go-getter who leads by example and a thoughtful designer. Becker’s enthusiasm is contagious—an absolute delight to work...On the Rise • Congratulations to KSS’s Jordan Mrazik, whose professional and personal work is featured in the Center for Architecture + Design’s “On The Rise: Emerging Firms + Young Architects” exhibition. ...Pennovation houses amazing startups like Aro Biotherapeutics who recently raised $13M to develop a next generation protein drug platform for life-threatening diseases like cancer! #pennovationproud . Check out ...Congratulations to our very own Harrison Werner for receiving his #architecture license! His dedication toward overcoming architectural design challenges and collaborating with clients only scratches the surface to...A Sarah Lawrence construction update from the president herself! @slcprez Thanks for the share! - - - - - - Fabulous progress on the Barbara Walters Campus Center as windows are installed and the stairs that will...The Big Apple. The Empire City. KSS is proud to announce that we have officially opened a location in New York City. With an ever-expanding portfolio of work in New York City—from the cutting-edge multi-story urban...Congratulations to four KSS employees on their promotion! The elevation of Kyle Rendall to Director of Construction Administration and Kaitie Gillespie, Rocky McClure, and Jordan Mrazik to Associate reflects each..."Innovation is taking a risk to pursue something better" - @bethcomstock  KSS Partner Petar Mattioni spoke alongside Comstock and other regional experts in innovation at last month’s @artsbizphl’s ...All topped off: The final piece of structural steel was placed atop the Barbara Walters Campus Center at @sarahlawrencecollege, a milestone in the progress of the 34,800 sf center. Students from the Class of 2019...New KSS stickers always bring good news. Stay tuned! . . . Thanks to @chmuraj for the share!KSS Architects achieves WBE Certification! Now formally recognized as a Women Business Enterprise (WBE), KSS Architects demonstrates a 38-year legacy of advancing the impact of architecture and design.  We are proud...We’re proud to announce that the Brower Student Center at The College of New Jersey has won a Distinguished Engineering Award from the New Jersey Alliance For Action. Thanks to the collaborative efforts from the...What a lovely day for a photoshoot at @setonhall!  Positioned at the main entrance to provide a welcoming first impression to prospective students and their families, Bethany Hall’s structure complements this...Our very own “Warehouse Pro” Ed Klimek was recently featured in an article, “24 Warehouse Pros Reveal the Important Aspects to Consider When Designing & Laying Out a Warehouse.” Ed shared his key considerations for...KSS’s “Just Another Philly Beer Garden” recently won a coveted Golden Cone Award for “Best-Designed Interactive Parklet” at this year’s Park(ing) Day PHL. Inspired by the playful atmosphere of beer gardens, our team...KSS created “Just Another Philly Beer Garden” for PARKing Day 2018.  The beer garden has become part of Philadelphia’s summer landscape - a place of social interaction with a playful atmosphere. Using the essential...KSS recently welcomed four business and architecture entrepreneurs from Africa who engaged with our design leaders to discuss the different approaches to business management in the AEC industry.  Check out our...#Biophilic #design is a powerful tool for transforming the learning environment for students with #autism—KSS Partner, Merilee Meacock shares how and why these design considerations resonate with the students at the...We are excited to welcome Angelo Capobianco, Jingwen Luo, Mariela Hernandez, Madison Murray, Katie Giminaro and Peter Maffei (left to right) to the team as part of our Summer Internship program! KSS is a home to...Famed as the former Whitestone Multiplex Cinemas site, 2505 Bruckner Blvd still can’t avoid stardom! The multi-story property in the #Bronx will play a leading role in urban logistics as “the new face of this...KSS efforts go beyond designing for communities—we initiate conversations about design to inspire the future generation. Check out our blog covering our Philly office mentoring local high school students as part of...Don't miss out on #innovation at AIA '18! Learn how #architecture enables innovation and stewards community transformations. Join us in #NYC and engage with leaders from KSS Architects, @hollwichkushner and @uofpenn...Where's the fun in always being bogged down at your desk? KSS took to the streets of #Philadelphia for a Material "Pub Crawl" to some of Philly's prestigious tile showrooms!  Thank you @daltile @gardenstatetile and ...Our firm is overjoyed that the month of May is dedicated to celebrating #preservation! KSS cares about the relationships people have with places, and sensitivity to the historic integrity of a building is one method...Discover why KSS explored #biophilic #design for the newly opened Bancroft Mount Laurel campus while reading what KSS Partner, Merilee Meacock, AIA, PP, LEED AP, says about our approach to a design scheme that...Feed your industrial chic addiction with the offices we designed for BioVid! See how KSS supported the adaptive reuse of a 19th century mill into one of 2017’s coolest places to work in the Philadelphia area.  Check...One of our architects is starting off 2018 in a big way!  A huge congratulations to Kyle Rendall for his appointment to Fire Chief of Princeton! We're so proud of you!  Full article: http://bit.ly/KSS-Kyle-Rendall...Peace on Earth. Happiest of holidays from all of us at KSS Architects! — The design for Bancroft's new campus expresses the human value and dignity of each individual, celebrating neurodiversity & inclusivity....Today is the grand opening ceremony at Bancroft’s new Mt. Laurel campus! As the building’s residents continue to move in, we’re thrilled to hear that the campus is already becoming a home — as one resident put it, ...The gig economy. Workplace culture. Technology-richness. Knowledge workers. Today’s business world is about much more than what is done—it’s about how and why. — 🔗To read the full article, "How A Workplace Should...AeroFarms is a gamechanger in fighting the global food crisis. With state-of-the-art aeroponic technology 390 times more production than traditional farming practices, AeroFarms has the ability to reframe the global...As Newark’s Hahne & Co. Building sees more and more developments, we’d like to #throwback with this historic view of the original atrium and remark upon the incredible journey this building has undergone. In light...Thank you to @acementorepa for the shout out of Team 13 mentors, @meeshsloan and @jdmangin, and mentors, including @beth2122b, @cferoce, and @illabobilla, all from KSS. We’re so proud of all the participants and so...How can a four-story building honor an activated urban community without overwhelming the residential neighborhood context? How can a school focused on elevation the academic success of its students devote resources...Newark is a part of a new movement in social impact - one that derives it’s value from the arts. . . . Follow KSS on Medium to find out more about how Express Newark at Rutgers University, Newark, is “transforming a...Today’s higher education campus is a neighborhood, a bubble, a living lab, a work of art. It comes as little surprise that the college campus has come a long way... . . . Check out our latest on Medium, “Designing...We’re excited to announce that Lafayette College’s Film and Media Studies building received a Land Development award at the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission’s fourth annual Planning + Development Gala. ✨  To read...We’re excited to announce that the GRAMMY Museum Experience opens to the public today! The Newark museum is full of interactive, engaging, and inspiring exhibits, like a New Jersey Legends exhibit that features...The KSS Eames Chair design for Herman Miller’s Modern Classic & Solent Auction in Philadelphia. • • • The hand painted and modge podged chair, titled “Journey’s End” is a look into the varying layers of Philadelphia...We’re so excited for the Behind The Scenes: Bok Bar Furniture Design Panel, moderated by Guillio Cappellini from the world renowned Italian furniture company Cappellini, which is coming up next Friday, 10/13 at Bok...Happy Park(ing) Day 2017! We're so excited to share our installation, a collective and super creative effort in which KSS staff participants got to design their own box using 100% recycled materials. If you're in...At times like these, we are reminded of the true importance of our work. We hope that everyone who was affected by Hurricane Irma is safe and we send our love as recovery and rebuilding begins. #sendinglove ...#grammymuseum #newarknj @kssarchitects Coming Soon! #Repost @chmuraj . . . #architecture #museum #grammys #music #heritage #culture #community #newark #njKSS had a blast helping to build a #fun, new #playground for Foundation Academies Kids and Families. The amazing project was sponsored by @drinkbai and @drpeppersnapple and provides an #adventurous, safe, and secure...Kicking off our week bright and early in the #philly office  #mondaymotivation #monday #architecture #design #teamwork #collaboration #leadership #office #workplace #hardatwork #brightandearlyGreat Oaks Legacy Charter School: raising roofs and lifting spirits.  The renovation of the annex transforms the existing field house into a community haven of play, discovery, security, and wellness.  #newark ...At @rowanuniversity Rohrer College of Business, things are looking up.  #conference #glassboro #business #highered #university #learning #rohrer #rowan #architecture #design #details #light #sky #glass #wood #ilookupWe're so proud of the fantastic keynote presentation given by our very own @edmund.klimek at this year's @bisnow 7th Annual Philadelphia Industrial & Logistics event. Industry transforms, and as the global economy...

We Are United by Design

We believe that design can only achieve greatness when built upon human relationships.

Trust—between client and their community, between architect and their client—rises from accountability. Within that trust we design places that facilitate and celebrate interwoven relationships, creating rich and rewarding communities.

A Sarah Lawrence construction update from the president herself! @slcprez Thanks for the share! - - - - - - Fabulous progress on the Barbara Walters Campus Center as windows are installed and the stairs that will...The Big Apple. The Empire City. KSS is proud to announce that we have officially opened a location in New York City. With an ever-expanding portfolio of work in New York City—from the cutting-edge multi-story urban...Congratulations to four KSS employees on their promotion! The elevation of Kyle Rendall to Director of Construction Administration and Kaitie Gillespie, Rocky McClure, and Jordan Mrazik to Associate reflects each...